Check-In Information

Once you have reserved a Na Pali coast tour with us, it is important to thoroughly understand all of the information below. This will help ensure that you are prepared and that your experience will be enjoyable from start to finish. Please be sure to pass this information along to EVERYONE in your party. We also highly recommend familiarizing yourselves with our FAQ page. If you have any further questions or need clarification of any of the following information below, feel free to call us at (808) 635-1131. Mahalo nui loa and enjoy your tour.

Check-in Times:

Please arrive at Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor 20 to 30 minutes prior to tour departure.

  • Morning Magic: Tour Departure 7am – Check-in time at 6:40am
  • Mid-Day Madness: Tour Departure 9am – Check-in time at 8:30am
  • Afternoon Adventure: Tour Departure 2pm – Check-in time at 1:40pm

What’s Included:

  • Dry Bags – 1 per couple. These bags seal tightly and will ensure your belongings stay dry.
  • All “top of the line” snorkel gear is provided on-board (mask, snorkel, de-fogger, fins, flotation devices, etc.)
  • Ice cold beverages (variety of local juices, sodas and bottle water)
  • Na Pali snacks
  • Freshly carved Hawaiian fruit

What to Wear:

  • Don your swimsuit before boarding our watercraft (no changing on-board)
  • Light jackets, wind breakers, or long-sleeve shirts are recommended as temperature and weather conditions can change unexpectedly
  • FOOTWEAR: (shoes not allowed on-board) This is a barefoot tour; please wear something easy to remove such as flip-flops/sandals/thongs

What to Bring:

The list below is all that you should need for a safe and fun day out on the water. Items should be either worn or brought loosely so they can be transferred into our dry-bags upon arrival. It is recommended that you do not bring your own backpacks and/or duffle bags (unless waterproof) because they will not fit into our dry bags and will serve no purpose.

  • Identification
  • Water Flask – We no longer use single-use plastic water bottles for environmental reasons
  • Hat (only if snug fit)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (spray-on sunscreen CANNOT be applied on-board)
  • Towels (1 per person maximum)
  • Cameras – Be prepared with a full charge battery and lots of room on your memory stick (trust us)
  • Medicine – Bring whatever medicine you usually depend upon during a 5 hour period
  • Motion sickness pills/patch/wristbands if prone to seasickness


It is absolutely mandatory that all guests individually fill out our online waiver prior to boarding. The link to our online waivers can be found in your email confirmation immediately after reserving a tour with us. You can fill out our online waiver digitally on any computer/ laptop/ ipad/ or smartphone; it is quick and easy! Filling them out online in advance streamlines the boarding process which gives us more time on the water. Printing is never necessary; we automatically receive copies of each waiver via email. Each passenger 18 and over is required to fill out their own waiver with their own unique signature. Children under 18 may be combined with their parent / guardian. Simply enter the children’s information in FIRST.


It is always better to be early than simply just on-time.  Boat tours are like flights; if you are late, the boat will leave without you (an expensive mistake). Play it safe, be prepared, assume there is traffic, and leave early. Mahalo!

Please click here for directions to Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor. Use the color chart to calculate the amount of time it will take you to drive to us. You can always call us if you prefer directions given over the phone.

Remember, we are on the WEST side of Kauaʻi just past MILE MARKER 24.

Feel Better Tips:

  • Arriving on a lighter stomach is recommended to help reduce risk of seasickness. For guests on our Morning Magic and Mid-Day Madness Tour, we strongly discourage a morning drink.
  • NO COFFEE! A little food and/or sips of water is “ok.” For Afternoon Adventure guests, we recommend only a light meal before you tour. You will thank us later!
  • Motion sickness preventatives should be taken the night before and again in the morning. This will ensure the medication is deep in your system and activated. We recommend Bonine which can be found over the counter at any grocery store or pharmacy island wide. Wristbands are another option.
  • Plenty of sleep the night before your tour is highly recommended.

Book Early!

With only 6 passengers per boat and a reputation of selling out all three tours well in advance, we highly recommend reserving your tour as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have a group that is larger than six or are considering a private tour, please call us to discuss your options. Feel free to visit our FAQ page if you want more details about our tours. Any Questions?


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Contact Info
(808) 635-1131

Kikiaʻola Small Boat Harbor
Kekaha, HI 96752